Connor Bedard is going to his first All-Star Game as the Chicago Blackhawks' representative. He is the youngest player ever to be named to an All-Star roster.
Fans can vote in the final 12 players.
The Hawks are dead last in the Central Division and probably do not deserve another player to join Bedard. This is still our team and there are some other players besides Bedard having a good season.
When you fill out your voting card, make sure to put these four Chicago Blackhawks on it...
He is the only other player on the Hawks besides Bedard to have double-digit goals. It is already a career-high which shows you that type of season he is having. His 12 goals rank him in the league's top 75.
Dickinson put in the work in the offseason to get better on the offensive end and it is paying off.
Let's help get him rewarded with a shocking All-Star invite.
Outside of Bedard, no other player is more vital to the Hawks' chances of winning than Mrazek. The formula for a rare Blackhawks win is usually Bedard scoring, someone else having a big scoring night, and Mrazek standing on his head in goal.
His numbers might not be eye-popping. He is 9-13-1 with a 3.27 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage. He is not anywhere close to the top 10 with those statistics.
The numbers do not fit the eye test as the Hawks' defense has been ravaged by injuries lately. It is just starting at getting back to being healthy once again, but not enough to where Mrazek is not going to be under constant duress.
Mrazek has avoided his traditional long stint on IR too.
Ignore the numbers and focus on the value he brings to the team. He has been good this season. Send him to the game where he can play against the best.
Alex Vlasic and Kevin Korchinski
Okay, there are defensemen more worthy of All-Star consideration than these two. This is fan voting and hopefully, you are a Blackhawks fan reading this. Both of these young defensemen are having good seasons considering it is their first full NHL season. Both are above league average in zone exits with possession per 60 minutes.
Vlasic is plus-three in takeaways to giveaways. Korchinski needs to get better in that area, but he is the better of the two on the offensive end.
These two have solidified themselves as the top defensemen on the next good Hawks team. Sure, they have their rookie moments, but they are positively growing their games. Let's give them a positive career mark by sending them to their first All-Star Game.